Mass Power Forward Fund

The Mass Power Forward campaign works to ensure that Massachusetts adopts an energy policy that supports local renewable energy resources, keeps energy dollars in communities, creates good green jobs and protects the Commonwealth from climate change and life-threatening pollution. 

The Mass Power Forward Fund

The Grassroots Fund is working with Toxics Action Center staff and the Mass Power Forward coalition to bring funds to grassroots efforts participating in the Mass Power Forward campaign.  The Mass Power Forward Fund is for groups doing public education and organizing in line with Mass Power Forward's platform and campaigns.

Deadlines for applications: November 1 & December 1

Groups can opt to apply for 2 type of grants:

Jumpstart grants (up to $5,000)

Jumpstart grants are available to regional steering committees who take the campaign goals, strategy and tactics developed by the planning team and tailor them to their region. Given that Massachusetts regions can be very distinct in culture and politics and that the region’s preoccupation with different energy issues is also marked, the Steering Committee will work together to ensure that their region is educated and active on the full range of Mass Power Forward’s platform.
Activities can include:

  • Meeting monthly to plan and evaluate

  • Providing feedback on the state-wide strategy
  • Adjusting materials, fact sheets, social media, and media for their region
  • Doing deep education, outreach, and activation, and execute a local action monthly
  • Participating in at least 2 state-wide actions and summits where MPF pulls together in Boston or otherwise in person

The Jumpstart application is a Word document which can be downloaded by clicking the (left) button below. 

Grow grants (up to $2,000)

Regional lead participants commit to communicating with their members at least 4 times per year turning out to 6 events. Projects can include expenses related to participating in the Mass Power Forward campaign.

The Lead Participant application is a Grow application (online form) which can be started by clicking the (right) button below.

To start your application, please click the button below.  Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.